If we are all being honest, I know I’m not the only one out there that seems to have brief soul-searching conversations in the bathroom mirror. Right before or after the shower, getting dressed in the morning, or just washing your hands. It is that moment when you look yourself in the eye and your truth just flies out of your mouth.
Positive or negative, these brief moments in the mirror are often the only moments of solitude in a given day. Life throws so much at us, work stress, family stress, soccer practice location changes, field trip permission slips, laundry, you get the picture. Oh, and don’t forget the grief that creeps up when you least expect it impacting your thoughts about self-worth.
Can you look at yourself in the bathroom mirror, really look into your eyes and tell yourself, “I love you?” You should give it a try, it is actually harder than it seems, or at least it used to be. Before I went to the Motherless Daughters Journey retreat, most of my bathroom mirror confessions were filled with negative self-talk, or maybe an occasional attempt at motivational speaking to an audience of one while washing my hands.
Regardless of what life throws at you, there will always be those five minutes in the bathroom mirror in which you will have your own undivided attention, use them wisely. An opportunity to, instead of focusing on the negatives (which are always easier to believe by the way), focus on the positives. What are you grateful for? What did you accomplish today? What do you want to do for you? Remember that you are never alone, you are part of a sisterhood you didn’t ask for, but can’t live without!
Song of the day: Austin French, “Good Feeling” (be careful, you just might be dancing in the bathroom mirror!)